Important Legal Things 

The Kennedy Center’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement govern this website, but there are a few additional things you need to know before you submit your work.

  1. You must be at least 13 years old to submit a contribution. If you are under 13 and wish to participate, you will need to have a parent or guardian submit your materials through their own Flickr or YouTube account and communicate with us on your behalf. You also agree that if the terms of the account you use to submit your contribution requires parental permission, even if you’re older than 13, you have permission.
  2. You must have the right to use and share all materials you share with us. By submitting your contribution, you are making a commitment to us that you have gotten these rights and to accept all risk for not having done so. Rights clearance can be a tricky process, which is why you are only allowed to use original compositions and performances if you want to use music. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the right to use what you use in your submission and that you have given everyone credit who needs to be credited. The Copyright section talks more about how to do this. 
  3. You agree to let us use your contribution. If you submit something through the submission form, you are agreeing that the Kennedy Center, its affiliates, programs and related entities can use and display what you’ve made on this website, other Kennedy Center websites or social media platforms, like Facebook, in materials about “What’s Going on…Now?” and ARTSEDGE, and maybe even on screen at the Kennedy Center as part of the performances on May 3 and 4, 2012.Also, remember that any changes you make to the music [link to create section] will belong to the publisher, EMI Entertainment.
  4. You acknowledge that you have read and will follow these rules. By clicking submit, you are acknowledging that you’ve read, understand and have followed all of these rules. Also, you agree that you have read and followed the Terms of Service or other rules for the account you use to submit your contribution. 
  5. Tell us how you want to be identified – and how much you want to tell us. If we select your submission to appear on the WGON website, we will use the username you provide to us in your submission - whether that is your real name (e.g. Jane Smith) or your Flickr or YouTube user name (e.g. janetakespics). If you give us your hometown or age or grade or other identifying information, you are giving us permission to connect that information to your contribution. Before you hit submit, think about the name you want the world to associate with your work.
  6. You must be a resident of the United States to submit content. For a variety of reasons, including copyright issues and privacy concerns, we need to limit content submissions to U.S. residents. No matter where you're from, you are welcome to explore the site and the links and be inspired.
  7. So, about that trip to D.C. You may have read that we will be awarding two people who submit their work the opportunity to come with a guest to Washington, D.C. to see the concert on May 3, 2012 and have their work featured as part of the Kennedy Center’s celebration on May 3 and 4, 2012. Well, that’s true! More than two pieces may be selected to display at the Kennedy Center, but only two people (and their guest) will be brought to D.C. for the concert. Click here for the full Award Rules!
  8. You understand and acknowledge that the Kennedy Center is not making any promises. We have done our best to provide accurate information about the history and cultural events that are discussed, but it may not always be 100% accurate or reflect the same details you learned in class. The links throughout the site are for your information and to help you get started, but we do not control that content, so we cannot tell you what you can and cannot use. Also, we do not promise that the site will always work the way we want it to or that nothing will harm your computer.  If you use this site and explore any of the content and links here, you agree that you are solely responsible for what happens, that you do so at your own risk, and you hold the Kennedy Center and its contractors harmless.





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